The Hayden Quartet (sometimes spelled "Haydn Quartet") performs Lady Carew's early 1880's setting of verses from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Bridge" in this recording made on November 5, 1908. From the original 78rpm disk.
I stood on the bridge at midnight, As the clocks were striking the hour, And the moon rose o'er the city, Behind the dark church-tower.
And like those waters rushing Among the wooden piers, A flood of thoughts came o'er me That filled my eyes with tears.
Oh, how often, oh, how often, In the days that had gone by, I had stood on that bridge at midnight And gazed on that wave and sky!
How often, oh, how often, I had wished that the ebbing tide Might bear me away on its bosom O'er the ocean wild and wide!